Oh, Hey There!
We’re having a swap, you had questions, I have answers – it’s a thing…
From the questions, I can tell I could have been clearer and more helpful about the Art Tag Swap we’re having.
First, if you didn’t catch it – we’re having the very first official Art Journaling for Beginners Art Tag Swap. I’ll be hosting it right here in the studio and everyone who participates gets a tag back, for sure!
Here’s the basic process, read on for more details on each step.
- Create an art tag that will fit into a first class letter envelope. As long as it fits, it counts.
- Create a self-addressed first class letter envelope. Put the tag and the self addressed envelope (folded up) into a second envelope.
- Mail it all to: Art Journaling for Beginners, P.O. Box 242, Enka, NC 28728
- Get a piece of art back!
Details, Details – The FAQ (With Metric)
What’s an Art Tag again?
An art tag is a roughly tag-sized and shaped mini piece of art. It’s a lot like an art journal page but on a tag – there really aren’t any rules and it’s a fun way to try new things because they don’t take long to complete. These Avery Shipping Tags are a great base to start with.
Is there a theme?
Not really, create whatever your heart desires! If you’d like to make a holiday or seasonal tag, that’s your creative choice but it’s not required.
How big should I make my tag?
For ease of mailing, your tag should be in the range of 2 1/2 x 3 inches (6 x 7 cm) up to 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm) or about the size of a US dollar bill (16 x 7 cm). If you add dimension, make sure it’s under 1/4 inch (6 mm) or the US post has trouble with it. Check out the Avery Shipping Tags – they’re a good size at 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches (12 x 6 cm).
What in the world do you mean by letter-size envelope? Be clear woman!
US postal regulations say that letter postage is for rectangular envelopes that are at least 3 1/2 x 5 inches (9 x 13 cm) and no more than 6 x 11 1/25 inches (16 x 29 cm). In real life, an envelope in the area of 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (9 x 13 cm) or 4 x 9 3/4 inches (10 x 25 cm) is probably best.
Do I put a stamp on there or not?
No need to add postage – I’ll sponsor that – though it would be thoughtful if you are in the US. If you’re not, it’s not valid postage to mail out of the US so I’ll sponsor it for this one
What if I don’t send an addressed envelope?
Well, you might not get a tag back… No, really, my handwriting is really that bad so don’t make me address the envelope.
What if I send more than one tag?
Great – you’ll get more than one back! It’s a tag for a tag swap.
What’s that address again?
Art Journaling for Beginners, P.O. Box 242, Enka, NC 28728
How long do I have?
I’m collecting tags in the studio until December 10, 2019 so there’s time to create but don’t put it off.
When are you sending the return tags?
I’ll mail them the week of December 16, 2019.
Will you share photos of the tags before they’re returned?
Well, yeah! We’ll be oooohing and ahhhing over them all over the place!
What if I’m really stuck and don’t know what to do?
Come over to the Art Help Desk and I’ll help you!
Come, join the swap! Why? Because it’s fun and exercises your creativity as well as expanding your creative community!
See you there!
PS Do not overthink this! It’s just a tag, perfect is not required and everyone has something to offer – If you’re stuck, come see me at the Art Help Desk and we’ll get you going!